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Like all of Naipaul's "travel" books, "The Masque of Africa" encompasses a much larger narrative and purpose: to judge the effects of belief upon the progress of civilization.
Everything is in ruins. A devastating plague has decimated the population, and those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles around them. So what does Araby Worth have to live for? Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery makeup . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all. But in the depths of the club-in the depths of her own despair-Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club, and Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does. And Araby may find not just something to live for, but something to fight for-no matter what it costs her.
Liz Sansborough wakes up one morning in a dazed and confused state to find herself in a house full of furniture that she hasn't seen before accompanied by a young man that she also hasn't seen before. She doesn't know her own name either. This event starts her on a frightening and torturous course into a world of international terrorism, corrupt secret agents, and strong, mind-changing drugs. This course she goes along is both a psychological and real one that has no predictable end in sight.
On the evening of her first masquerade, shy Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald is stunned by Tyrell de Warenne's whispered suggestion of a midnight rendezvous in the gardens. Lizzie has secretly worshipped the unattainable lord for years. When fortune takes a maddening turn, she is prevented from meeting Tyrell, but she cannot foresee that this night is only the beginning....Tyrell de Warenne is shocked when, two years later, Lizzie arrives on his doorstep with a child she claims is his. He remembers her well-and knows that he could not possibly be the father. What is this game she is playing...and why? Is Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald a woman of experience, or the gentle innocent she seems? But neither scandal nor deception can thwart a love too passionate to be denied....
After being humiliated by her fiancee, Sophie Franklyn has decided that getting involved with work colleagues and men in general isn't for her. Now her focus is going to be on her career and her recent promotion. That is until at a New Year's Eve masquerade ball, she meets a man that tempts her to question her choices.Alex Scavoni is extremely dedicated to his job, so dedicated that his first marriage crumbled under the pressure of his dedication. Now he's happily single, with a new job he's excited to start. When he meets a masked Sophie at the ball, she fires desires in him he thought long dead. He spends a wonderful night with her, but wakes up alone.The next time the two meet, it's in the high pressure world of Emergency Room medicine where they must work side by side. While they deal with the stresses of the Emergency ward, they endeavor to keep their feelings for each other on a professional nature. When the desire that pushed them together that one night flares to life again, can they ignore them or will their one night together have consequences neither of them planned on?
Seymour Reit's quiet wit and riveting style walks the reader through multiple types of deception and camouflage used by both Allied and Axis powers during World War II.
Private Investigator Quint McCauley is about to leave to the airport to pickup his girlfriend, when reporter Jeff Barlowe, calls from the local jail. Barlowe has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Foxport land developer who the police believe was a victim of the Blue Fox, a zealous environmentalist reputed to stop at nothing for the cause. In their efforts to apprehend the Blue Fox, the police have no one to turn to but Barlowe, for they believe that he alone knows the Fox's identity. He would rather face contempt court charges than turn in the environmentalist.
Bold and beautiful, Lissa de Flael is caught up in a plot to prevent the signing of the Magna Carta when her husband is murdered. Sir Justin FitzAilwin, the noble and feared leader of the London watch, is sent to investigate. A single glorious night of desire between them becomes a shining, embattled alliance as intrigue and romance unfold in the turbulent and richly described setting of King John's 13th-century England.
A young medic's true story of death, deception, and dishonor in Iraq
Discusses the results of projecting future lives under hypnosis.
Location: Our galaxy, at a time set far in our future . . . Every 50,000 years, a race of machines returns to harvest the galaxy's organic life forms. In the first MASS EFFECT game, it is the year 2183, and the machines are about to return once again. This book will be a bridging novel set between the first and second MASS EFFECT games.
In the fourth installment of the Mass Effect series, Navy admiral David Anderson and his partner, Kahlee Sanders find an unlikely ally in Gillian Grayson, a young woman with extraordinary powers.
Every advanced society in the galaxy relies on the technology of the Protheans, an ancient species that vanished fifty thousand years ago. After discovering a cache of Prothean technology on Mars in 2148, humanity is spreading to the stars; the newest interstellar species, struggling to carve out its place in the greater galactic community. On the edge of colonized space, ship commander and Alliance war hero David Anderson investigates the remains of a top secret military research station; smoking ruins littered with bodies and unanswered questions. Who attacked this post and for what purpose? And where is Kahlee Sanders, the young scientist who mysteriously vanished from the base-hours before her colleagues were slaughtered? Sanders is now the prime suspect, but finding her creates more problems for Anderson than it solves. Partnered with a rogue alien agent he can't trust and pursued by an assassin he can't escape, Anderson battles impossible odds on uncharted worlds to uncover a sinister conspiracy . . . one he won't live to tell about. Or so the enemy thinks.
In this book, Nobel Prize-winning economist Edmund Phelps draws on a lifetime of thinking to make a sweeping new argument about what makes nations prosper--and why the sources of that prosperity are under threat today. Why did prosperity explode in some nations between the 1820s and 1960s, creating not just unprecedented material wealth but "flourishing"--meaningful work, self-expression, and personal growth for more people than ever before? Phelps makes the case that the wellspring of this flourishing was modern values such as the desire to create, explore, and meet challenges. These values fueled the grassroots dynamism that was necessary for widespread, indigenous innovation. Most innovation wasn't driven by a few isolated visionaries like Henry Ford; rather, it was driven by millions of people empowered to think of, develop, and market innumerable new products and processes, and improvements to existing ones. Mass flourishing--a combination of material well-being and the "good life" in a broader sense--was created by this mass innovation.Yet indigenous innovation and flourishing weakened decades ago. In America, evidence indicates that innovation and job satisfaction have decreased since the late 1960s, while postwar Europe has never recaptured its former dynamism. The reason, Phelps argues, is that the modern values underlying the modern economy are under threat by a resurgence of traditional, corporatist values that put the community and state over the individual. The ultimate fate of modern values is now the most pressing question for the West: will Western nations recommit themselves to modernity, grassroots dynamism, indigenous innovation, and widespread personal fulfillment, or will we go on with a narrowed innovation that limits flourishing to a few?A book of immense practical and intellectual importance, Mass Flourishing is essential reading for anyone who cares about the sources of prosperity and the future of the West.
On March 4, 1991, thirteen-year-old Khalid Khudair and his thirty-three-year-old cousin Fuad Kadhim, a former Iraqi soldier, left their village of Albu `Alwan to walk to the southern Iraqi city of al-Hilla looking to buy food. They were never seen alive again: like tens of thousands of other Iraqis in the predominantly Shi`a South, they were arrested and "disappeared" in Iraqi government custody. More than twelve years later, on May 16, 2003, their families' search finally ended when their identification documents were found on decomposed remains at an exhumation of a mass grave located in an open field.
This current and comprehensive textbook addresses the most relevant and important aspects of mass media law in the United States, stretching from the history and adoption of the First Amendment to the most recent judicial opinions, statutory enactments and regulatory controversies affecting speech across the print, broadcast, cable and Internet media. From the laws of libel and privacy to the regulation of advertising and telecommunications, Mass Media Law 2009-2010 examines timely issues that are shaping the United States' legal system and the future of media content. The new edition has been streamlined to include new opinions and updated coverage of important current media law concerns, including the right of reporters to protect their sources, censorship problems related to terrorism, file sharing, and the law of privacy.
"Bloody Khuyper" they called the captain who ruled the Union Army's prisoner-of-war camp in the west. And no Johnny Reb hated the man more than Sabin Shay of Texas. Then word came that Khuyper was to command an expedition against the hostile Indians. Sabin Shay saw his chance. He disavowed the Confederacy, swore allegiance to the Union and volunteered to fight Indians as a "Galvanized Yankee. " He did it knowing that Khuyper would make his life hell on the trail, knew that his name would come up for every suicide patrol. But he also knew that somewhere along the way he and Khuyper would stand over drawn guns--man to man!
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyIn the booming mining town of Doubtful, Wyoming, Cotton Pickens is the law. And in William W. and J. A. Johnstone's rollicking new Western, the law is in a fight for its life. . . Making Of A MassacreCotton Pickens is feeling about as low as a man can get. Held up, robbed and fired from his job as sheriff, things get even worse when someone murders Cotton's horse Critter. And it's all happening just as a flashy, fleshy stage company comes to town. Some folks demand the show be shut down for immorality. Some folks--Cotton included--sure enjoy the proceedings. But when a man gets stabbed to death, a bank safe gets blown up, and another county's sheriff starts imposing his will, Cotton realizes that a dastardly plot is taking over Doubtful. Badge or no badge, Cotton is going to war. To catch a killer. To stand up to some self-righteous fatheads. And for the right to see a little bare-naked leg--or die trying. . .
A Modern-Day Classic from a Master Handgunner! The next best thing to shooting the world's greatest handguns is reading about them. And nobody writes about great handguns like Massad Ayoob. Here, in one entertaining, photo-packed volume, are the handguns that changed firearms history. From the Colt 1911 to the latest and greatest Glock, Massad Ayoob shares his half-century of experience with the world's greatest pistols and revolvers as only he can. Whether you're a collector, a plinker, a competition shooter or simply a firearms enthusiast, you'll agree that Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World is required reading for anyone interested in the history and development of handguns. Includes: Colt Smith & Wesson Ruger Glock High Standard Heckler & Koch And more!
MORE! of the Greatest Handguns of the World From the Best-Known, Most Popular Handgun Authority in the World After the first edition of Greatest Handguns of the World, author Massad Ayoob cringed at leaving so many great guns on the cutting-room floor, and readers clamored for their favorites that didn't make the cut. This companion volume picks up where Greatest Handguns of the World left off, covering more of your favorite handguns, including: Beretta 92 Bren Ten Browning High Power Colt Pocket Model Colt SAA High Standard Supermatic Mauser C96 Ruger Single Six SigSauer P226 T/C Contender Walther P38 And More! From the best handguns for concealed carry, self-defense and home protection to the world's best hunting and target handguns, Greatest Handguns of the World Volume II informs and entertains with insights from the world's most widely-read, acclaimed expert on the subject of pistols and revolvers.
This deck features 50 easy-to-follow, artfully illustrated techniques for giving and receiving the perfect massage. Coded by body region, these portable cards include detailed instructions, tips for when to use aromatic oils and lotions, and suggested sequences for ten- and twenty-minute massages. Learn how to soothe away stress and tension, relieve headaches and muscle pain, and share the language of touch with The Massage Deck.
This fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to simple pain relief covers everything from headaches to back pain to tennis elbow, all using Oriental massage and pressure techniques. Full-color illustrations and diagrams throughout.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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